100 Objects 11 ,12: Crashed aeroplane fragment and shoe from a bullock

Reported by Linda HIghton. Above the door of a small shed by Parracombe Lane is a fragment of a crashed. This was from a German plane that crashed on Martinhoe Common during the Second World War. Linda reports that her father, Bill Delbridge showed her a bomb crater near Higher Howell and she has been told that a plane which came down near Killington Cross was English.

Meantime others spotted a bullock shoe tacked on the door. ( The small narrow shoe). They report that “drovers would collect the cattle for the drove and the last job or there abouts was to shoe them. If you think they were mature bullocks fully grown. It must have been a sight. They then drove them using the driving routes (a lot preserved around Salisbury, Stockbridge area still.) Going on to London resting them at race courses on the way. This is before sending them to the local rail head became the most cost effective.”

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